Get the Facts on Home Automation
First, let’s debunk the misconception that your home can’t be transformed into a smart home. Even if your home is 100 years old, you can automate certain functions to make your life a little easier. Home automation that was once the way of the future is now the way of the present.
There is nothing more concerning than being ten miles from your home and wondering if you turned off the range, left the lights on, left the iron plugged in, or forgot to adjust the thermostat. Such concerns can nag at you all day, ruining your focus and even causing you to have to derail the flow of your day by turning around and checking all those things.
Fortunately, home automation can give you the functionality you want. You can turn off lights, shut off the iron, adjust the thermostat, turn off the range, and perform a host of other functions from wherever you are. What’s even better is that this capability is becoming more affordable, making it possible for more people to utilize automation in their homes and their businesses.
It’s All About the Internet of Things (IoT)
Although newer homes can be built with certain technological functions integrated into them, not everyone takes this route because it can be cost prohibitive during the construction process. To compensate for this, people are creating smart home ecosystems as they go based on the latest technological developments. This is possible due to scalable systems and installers that know the technology and equipment.
We also have to thank the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, this isn’t a new type of internet. Instead, it is what has happened to the internet as time progressed. Decades ago, just computers connected to the internet. Later, cell phones became Wi-Fi enabled so the internet could be accessed instead of data. Tablets were also invented and primarily use Wi-Fi rather than data to connect to the World Wide Web.
Now, thermostats, sensors, security systems, surveillance cameras, and other devices can connect to the internet through the router in a home. This allows a person to download the applicable application on their phone, tablet, or computer and control temperature, turn lights on and off while on vacation or at work, shut off the outlet the iron is plugged into, and even lock the doors if someone forgot to lock them.
If it seems like the world is turning into something out of a Sci-fi movie, that’s because the sci-fi genre has always been a good predictor of technological advances designed to save time, money, and comfort.
Contact Your Rochester, Buffalo & Syracuse Home Automation Experts
Get your free, no-obligation consultation to see what you can do to make your home a smarter home. At SPS Fire & Security, we use state-of-the-art equipment and we are well-versed in the technology and installation techniques that make life more comfortable and convenient for our clients. Call today at 585-770-0348.